Not quite the middle, not quite the start. If May was a day of the week, it would be Tuesday. May is almost destined for mediocrity.
Although, in the spirit of making it the best we possibly can, we've scouted out 8 super fun things for you to do this month. We're about to make your May in Melbourne much better.
Where: The Gasonmeter, Collingwood
When: 5th of May
Image: The Gasometer Hotel
Grab your Nokia & text your girl on Excel like '02 Nelly - The Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood is hosting a So Fresh festival. You've finally found an excuse to bask in the glory of Will Smith's rap era and bring back out that questionable bandana crop.
Get your tickets here.
Where: Scienceworks, Spotswood
When: Every Friday in May
Out of the way kids, Scienceworks is opening it's doors to some adult-only screenings in their Planetarium. Every Friday 'til the 25th, grab a bev from the bar and prepare to question everything - from modern quantum physics to lunar landings.
Get your tickets here.
Bridge Road After Dark
Where: Bridge Road, Richmond
When: 2nd and 3rd of May
Image: Bridge Road After Dark
Six tours over two days; each taking you on a unique 4 stop experience of Richmond's food scene. Choose from the tours below, book your tickets. You're in for a fun time.
Tour De Temptation
A trip full of tastes - stop by a fish market, enjoy Thai snacks, indulge at a French cafe and finish up at an Aussie pub. Tickets here.
Sip - Savour - Salsa
Sip, savour and salsa your way through Richmond's Spanish dining scene. Wine, cocktails, share plates and sweets. Tickets here.
Greet - Meat - Eat
Meet the makers! Sip on a beer and hear the tale behind the brew, and talk tradition as you taste the flavours of Lebanon. Tickets here.
A Fusion Feast
Asian fusion meets a taste of Mex! Start your night with crazy cocktails, finish up with bao, sake and slow cooked meats. Tickets here.
Taking you on a taste tour all around Europe in a single night. Italian starters, a hearty Austrian main, beer, gelato and a Greek dessert. Tickets here.
An Asian food adventure! Start with sake sippers and a lession in the ancient art of rice wine - finish with cocktails and sweet Thai treats. Tickets here.
Where: ACMI, CBD
When: Until 7th of October
Take a trip with the tale and experience the magic of 153 years of Wonderland. Meet Alice in each form, and follow her adventures in the progression leading to story's 2016 take. Quirky, fascinating and just a liiiittle bit creepy.
Dog Lovers Show
Where: Royal Exhibition Building, CBD
When: 4th-6th of May
Dog lovers unite; we've got a whole two days dedicated solely to appreciating our favourite furry friends. Grab a seat at the Common-woof Games, meet some dogs with more Instagram followers than you, or even adopt your very own 🐶.
All You Can Eat Gyoza
Where: Bosozoku HQ, South Yarra
When: 5-8pm, Monday to Wednesday
All you can eat is inevitably great, but all you can eat GYOZA is a whole new world. One whole hour of all the gyoza you can dream of for just $25. If you're as competitive as we are, there's a leaderboard - top it, and you get the shiny title of Undisputed Gyoza King of Australia. 👑
Pssst: Bosozoku is on Liven. Download and earn 25% Liven Cash everytime you pay with the app.
Where: Corner Hotel, Richmond
When: 4th of May
Image: Handsome Tours
Catch the Queen of Grime Lady Leshurr at the Corner Hotel, back in Aus after her sold out '17 tour. Wit, humour and a fierce flow - FB went wild for her freestyle series "Queen's Speech."
Since bringing in 110 million YouTube views and collab with Wiley, this tour is expected to be another sell out - grab tickets here.
Mould: A Cheese Festival
Where: North Melbourne Meat Market
When: 4th and 5th of May
Image: Mould: A Cheese Festival
80 cheeses, 20 producers, 3 sessions, 2 days. A celebration of Australian Artisan chesse, Mould will be joined by Yarra Valley Dairy, Boosey Creek Cheese, Tivoli Road Bakery and Robe Dairy; just to name a few. We're already fasting to further our cheese eating abilities.